Soft Loan Scheme for Women entrepreneurs
Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) supports women startups with a soft loan scheme for an amount limited to Rs.15 Lakhs as working capital for implementing works and projects received from the Govt. departments and the Public Sector Undertakings in Kerala. The amount of loan is limited to 80% of the Purchase order and disbursement is as an advance against the milestone payment agreed by the client. The soft loan will have 6% simple interest and must be repaid in 1 year or on completion of the project with full settlement, whichever is earlier. The repayment period of the loan is 1 year or completion of the project with full settlement, whichever is earlier. The Startup shall ensure the proper delivery of the product service specified in the purchase order and the disbursement from the second instalment will be based on satisfactory completion of a milestone as certified by the client. The maximum amount of loan outstanding will be Rs. 15 lakhs.
Process of Scheme
The applications received under the scheme will be processed separately on a fast track model based on the recommendation of the committee with the following members:
  • Manager (Finance), Kerala Startup Mission
  • AGM (Finance) / CFO – KFC/KSIDC/IT parks
  • Secretary & Registrar, Kerala Startup Mission.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The Startup should be approved by DPIIT and have the Unique ID issued by the Kerala Startup Mission.
  • The women co-founder should have a majority stake in the startup.
  • The Startup should be registered in Kerala.
  • The client shall be a Government Department or Public Sector Undertaking